Brazilian trucking delegation in Australian visit

By: Rob McKay

High-powered industry delegation to seek insights and compare notes

Brazilian trucking delegation in Australian visit
Brazilian trucking wants to learn from the Australian industry experience


Some of Brazil’s leading lights in trucking and logistics are finalising an Australian visit in early October.

The delegation has linked with Austrade to facilitate the trip, focused on Sydney.

Organised by Paulista Institute for Freight Transportation (IPTC) executive director Fernando Zingler tells ATN that at this stage it plans to meet companies and agencies, including the likes of Roads and Maritime Services, the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) and Toll, amongst others

"We know that transportation must be planned in a wider context because it is not only a local activity, especially here in Brazil where we rely on trucks for long distance travels – and I’ve seen that same happens in Australia, with the incredible road-trains that cross the desert," Zingler says.

"At the same time, urban distribution of goods is an important matter for us, especially in the greater São Paulo area, which has a population that almost equals the entire population of Australia."

He notes the countries have many similarities in logistics and sizes, "with common difficult such as restricted railway system and difficult areas to access" – Australia with deserts and Brazil with rainforests.

Amongst the companies represented in the delegation are presidents and managing directors from national express transporters Braspress and Jamef, bulk and tanker company TransKompa, crane and heavy lift firm Primax, Flash Courier, general transporters West Cargo and Via Pajuçara, transport services and insurance firm Apisul and national industry lobby the Association of Cargo Transportation Companies (SETCESP) amongst others.

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